I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you!

Friday, May 13, 2011


1/4 cup ruby red fresh grapefruit juice
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp sugar-free maple flavored syrup
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp olive oil
4 (4-oz ea) salmon fillets
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

In a small saucepan, bring grapefruit juice, balsamic vinegar, syrup and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Transfer 2 tablespoons to a small bowl and add the olive oil to it. Set the remaining glaze aside.

Coat the grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the salmon and place skin side down on the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with maple and oil mixture. Drizzle with the reserved glaze.

Note: If preferred, fish may be broiled 4 to 6-inches from the heat. Follow the above directions for cooking time and basting.